GULLAND, John Alan (1926-1990)

Scope and Content

Papers of John Alan Gulland, 1972-1990, comprising correspondence and papers from Gulland's period as Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, 1984-1990; drafts for publications and editorial correspondence; papers relating to his consultancies, including those for the European Community and the Canadian Government; documentation of overseas visits, including a 1985 visit to Antarctica; correspondence files.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Andover, Hampshire, 1926; educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, 1935-1940, and Marlborough College, 1940-1944; served in the Royal Navy; read mathematics at Jesus College, Cambridge, 1947-1951; joined the Fisheries Laboratory at Lowestoft, working on the population dynamics of fishes, 1951; adviser to the International Whaling Commission, 1964-1986; worked at the Fisheries Department of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation in Rome, Italy, as Chief of the Stock Assessment Branch, 1966-1974, and Chief of the Marine Resources Service, 1974-1984; Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, London, 1984-1990; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1984; served on the Canadian Royal Commission on Seals and Sealing, 1984-1986, which assessed the impact of the annual seal cull on seal populations; died, 1990. Publications: Estimation of Growth and Mortality in Commercial Fish Populations (London, 1955); On the Fishing Effort in English Demersal Fisheries (London, 1956); Fishing and the Stocks of Fish at Iceland (London, 1961); Contributions to Symposium 1963 on the Measurement of Abundance of Fish Stocks Editor (Copenhague, 1964); The management of marine fisheries (Scientechnica, Bristol, 1974).

Access Information

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, to the College Archives in 1991.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available in the reading room of the College Archives (NCUACS catalogue no 28/4/91).

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Custodial History

The papers were received by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, from Mrs Audrey Gulland, widow, in 1991.

Related Material

Records of the Centre for Environmental Technology (KO), held at Imperial College.

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